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Brendan Losinski

C&G Staff Reporter – Eastsider and Advertiser Times


Staff Writer Brendan Losinski covers Eastpointe, Roseville, Harper Woods and Northeast Detroit. Brendan has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2016 and graduated from Oakland University.

Published August 22, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A former Harper Woods police officer and a suspended Harper Woods police officer have been accused of crimes.

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Published August 22, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The city of Harper Woods is informing the public about its new Neighborhood Economic Development Center, which is aimed at promoting business and prosperity in the community.

The building, located on Kelly Road, was purchased in 2016. The city wants it to provide numerous services and resources for Harper Woods businesses and residents.

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Published August 22, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods City Council approved a city ordinance aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers on city corners and improving traffic safety.

The City Council meeting took place Aug. 14, and the council unanimously approved the ordinance, which went into effect immediately in the interest of public safety, according to the city. The push to reduce panhandling came as a response to numerous resident complaints from the last two years.

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Published August 22, 2017

DETROIT — Marygrove College of Detroit announced Aug. 9 that it will be offering only master’s degree programs and will be discontinuing its undergraduate classes beginning in January 2018.

Marygrove representatives said the decision was made so the school can remain viable for the future. It will maintain its operation with a reduced number of faculty and staff to focus on graduate education and graduate professional development.

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Published August 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Leaders at Way Elementary School, in Bloomfield Township, want the community to “go way back” with them as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with a festival full of games, attractions and refreshments.

Opening in 1967, the school has taught thousands of young students in the Blomfield area. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, on the school grounds. Current and former students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community members are invited.

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Published August 21, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills is warning residents to prepare for a road closure on Evergreen Road, between 13 Mile Road and 14 Mile Road.

Repairs are planned in the area to maintain several culverts under the Evergreen bridge beginning Monday, Aug. 21. This project will repair the spillway of the Erity Dam that was damaged in the spring of 2015 from heavy rain. Several residents have voiced concerns since that time, calling for these repairs to take place.

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Published August 15, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Residents of two local school districts will have the chance to learn about the districts and to express their concerns at an upcoming question-and-answer seminar.

Each year, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a question-and-answer session with the superintendents of the Birmingham Public Schools district and the Bloomfield Hills Schools district.

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Published August 14, 2017

METRO DETROIT — A new academic competition is kicking off — open to all students who will be attending a Michigan school in the fall — called the Future Mobility Creativity Contest.

The competition is organized by the Michigan Youth Empowerment Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math education.

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Published August 14, 2017

BINGHAM FARMS — Residents from Bingham Farms, Franklin and Livonia came to the rescue after two kittens were dumped from a moving car onto Telegraph Road, near 13 Mile Road, Aug. 7.

The two kittens were believed to be between 8 and 10 weeks old. One of the pair died in the street, but with the bravery and kindness of a police officer and a passerby, the other was rescued and is now in foster care.

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Published August 14, 2017

Harper Woods police officers and emergency personnel are warning the community to learn more about the dangers of opioids and other addictive substances after five overdoses, two of which were fatal, were discovered by first responders in the city in the course of two days.

Two bodies were discovered in a Harper Woods home shortly after 7 p.m. Aug. 8. No foul play is suspected, and although the Wayne County medical examiner still has to confirm the cause of death, first responders said the apparent cause was narcotic overdose.

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Published August 9, 2017

A former Harper Woods police officer has been accused of removing several items, including an unknown amount of heroin, from the department’s property room.

Former officer Michael Lynch was arraigned in Judge Daniel Palmer’s 32-A District Court in Harper Woods Aug. 9. Lynch is an 18-year law enforcement veteran and a resident of St. Clair Shores. He has been charged with one count of misconduct in office, six counts of larceny in a building and one count of possession of heroin. He pleaded “not guilty” at the arraignment.

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Published August 9, 2017

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit will be lighting up Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept 23, for the third celebration of DLECTRICITY, an outdoor nighttime festival of art and light.

Sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and organized by Midtown Detroit Inc., the festival invites a number of cutting-edge artists from both Detroit and around the world to create works using light and moving images for the public to enjoy.

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Published August 9, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY — After receiving a proposal from Walsh Construction to finish building the jail on Gratiot Avenue, and a proposal from Rock Ventures to build a new criminal justice center on an alternative site, the Wayne County executive has decided to pursue the Rock Ventures option.

The county has been weighing its options on the matter since 2012. The proposed site would be bounded by the Interstate 75 service drive, East Warren Avenue, East Ferry Street, Russell Street and Frederick Avenue.

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Published August 9, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are inviting their fans to take part in the second annual Hockeytown 5K run/walk through Detroit.

Fans will be able to run or walk the 5 kilometer course through downtown in and around several of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

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Published August 9, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Marian High School will play host for Angels’ Place Friends and Family Fun Day later this month.

Angels’ Place is a nonprofit based in Southfield that provides assisted living and other resources for children and adults living with mental and developmental disabilities. It has hosted its Friends and Family Fun Day event for the last 16 years as a way to raise funds for its programming.

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